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    Southend65 wrote:
    Firestormgjc wrote:
    Southend65 wrote:
    Firestormgjc wrote:
    The Department For Transport Code of Conduct for cyclist states that if a cyclist wishes to travel faster than 18Kph (that's just over 11 mph) then they should be using the road.
    I think you'll find that it is in excess of 18 mph rather than 18 Kmh ...
    Depends on the cycle route
    30kph on routes designed for and considered as commuter routes
    18kph on "local routes" given the width and proximity to pedestrian of the Southend paths the 18kph limit would be applicable
    Thanks for that. You learn someone new every day !

    Sounds like I have every right to be in the road on
    the A127 when I'm tearing along at 25mph.

    Now to tell all of those drivers giving me the finger...
    Exactly !!

    To be honest the cycle path on the A127 would be safe as there are few pedestrians etc once you get out of the borough, except its poorly maintained and diverts at every opportunity so is hardly a straightforward route.

    The vast majority of the cycle paths in the borough are there for those who cycle at a speed which would be dangerously slow on the road.

    There was a news item on here some while ago about three cyclists on a training ride who had an accident on the cycle path west of the peir, the general concensus was that they were going too fast"
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UPDATED: Cyclist injured after bus collision on Thorpe Esplanade

First published in News
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A BICYCLE rider has been injured after being involved in a crash with a bus in Thorpe Bay.

Paramedics were called out at 10.45am to the incident which happened on Thorpe Esplanade at the junction with Thorpe Hall Avenue.

The incident happened after a bus and cyclist collided.

Treatment was given to the male bike rider at the scene with a police spokeswoman saying his injuries are thought "not to be serious".

Slight delays are being caused in the area as the bus is blocking part of the road heading towards Southend town centre.

The bus was removed from the scene at 12noon but police kept the road was partially shut off at the junction with Burges Terrace while investigations were carried out.

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